Brio construction update

KDBC
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 6:40pm

Construction of the Sun Metro Brio Rapid Transit System continues to move forward along the Mesa Street Corridor.

Beginning this month crews will be performing the first of two construction phases at the following stations which will serve Brio’s Mesa corridor:
• Rio Grande outbound (northbound on Oregon at Rio Grande)
• Executive outbound (northbound on Mesa at Executive)
• Camille inbound (southbound on Mesa at Camille)

IMPACTS TO SUN METRO SERVICE
Two bus stops will be temporarily deactivated during construction:
• Mesa near Executive (outbound/northbound)
• Mesa near Camille (inbound/southbound)

Sun Metro will be placing a temporary bus stop at the following location:
• Mesa near Bella Napoli driveway (inbound/southbound)

IMPACTS TO MOTORISTS, PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS
The sidewalk will be closed along on the following streets:
• Northbound Oregon between E. Rio Grande and Montana
• Northbound Mesa between Executive and Los Gallegos Restaurant
• Southbound Mesa between Camille and the U-Haul dealer

Sun Metro apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates the public’s patience.

ONGOING AND COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION
Construction on Phase 1 of 2 for the following stations is ongoing:
• Rio Grande inbound (southbound on Oregon at Rio Grande)
• Mesita inbound (southbound on Mesa at Mesita/Sun Bowl)
• Balboa inbound (southbound on Mesa near Balboa)
• Balboa outbound (northbound on Mesa near Balboa)

Construction on Phase 1 of 2 for the following stations has been completed:
• Glory Road inbound (southbound on Oregon at Glory Road)
• Franklin inbound (westbound on Franklin at Santa Fe)
• Franklin outbound (eastbound on Franklin at N. El Paso Street)
• Hague inbound (southbound on Oregon at Hague)
• Hague outbound (northbound on Oregon at Hague)
• Montecillo inbound (southbound on Mesa at Montecillo)
• Argonaut outbound (northbound on Mesa at Argonaut)
• Festival inbound (southbound on Mesa at Festival)

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Sun Metro’s Brio service will include four proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) corridors (Mesa, Alameda, Dyer and Montana) serving all parts of the city. RTS is a high-quality transit service that offers similar benefits to light rail transit. Brio will have various amenities to include uniquely branded 60-foot articulated buses in mixed traffic; a high frequency (10 minutes at peak/15 minutes at off-peak); stations that are about a mile apart; branded and landscaped stations; and signal prioritization (lengthen green traffic signals).

El Pasoans will see this innovative, faster and more effective transportation option in summer 2014 with the introduction of the Mesa corridor. This corridor will begin at the Downtown Transfer Center travel along Santa Fe, Franklin, Oregon, Glory Road, and Mesa, ending at the Westside Transfer Center on Remcon.

Construction of the project is being overseen by the City of El Paso’s Engineering and Construction Management Department. Brio will be operated by Sun Metro.
 

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